The Coronavirus (COVID19) is here and many people are wondering how to stay healthy. Here are 5 tips to help boost and support a healthy immune system:
The key is to get moving, and consistently! Research has found that participants who consistently exercised had fewer sore throats, headaches, fevers, and other ailments than those who exercised one or less times per week.
Get your 8 hours! Research shows that those who averaged less than seven hours of sleep a night were three times more likely to develop a cold than those who averaged eight hours a night.
- Whole Food Sources of Nutrients
Skip the supplements and instead load up on the fruits and veggies. A balanced diet with an emphasis on fruits and veggies appears to be beneficial to your immune system. Research has shown a correlation between increased fruit and vegetable intake and increased immune response.
Drinking enough water is important to keep hydrated on a regular basis, especially during seasonal illness. Research shows that drinking adequate water staves off infection and boosts immunity. Staying hydrated also helps your body naturally eliminate toxins and other bacteria that may cause illness.
People who keep a positive mindset were much less likely to become sick than those who express a negative outlook. Research has found that people are five times more likely to develop a cold if they have significant stress in their life persisting for a month or more. Additionally, those who kept a positive attitude also experienced milder symptoms when they were sick.
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